The Ring Two (2005)

The Ring Two



Critic Consensus: Ring Two serves up horror cliches, and not even Hideo Nakata, the director of the movies from which this one is based, can save the movie from a dull screenplay full of absurdities.

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A terrifying legacy haunts a single mother in this sequel to the frightening box-office hit The Ring. Hoping to leave their terrifying experiences in Seattle behind them, Rachel Keller (Naomi Watts) and her son, Aidan (David Dorfman), move to the small town of Astoria, OR, where Rachel takes a job writing for the local newspaper. When Rachel learns of an unexplained murder, which occurred after a teenager watched a strange videotape with his girlfriend, she suspects her past is following her and … More

Rating: PG-13 (for violence/terror, disturbing images, thematic elements and some language.)
Genre: Drama, Horror
Directed By:
Written By: Ehren Kruger
In Theaters:
On DVD: Aug 23, 2005
Box Office: $75.9M
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as Rachel Keller

as Max Rourke

as Aidan Keller

as Dr. Emma Temple

as Martin Savide

as Doctor

as Samara, Samara Morga...

as Evil Samara

as Father of Emily

as Mother of Emily

as Male Reporter

as Printing Staff

as Young Detective

as Desk Sergeant

as Detective

as Coroner Attendant

as Adoption Counselor

as Sister Elizabeth

as Head Nurse

as Second Nurse

as Young Nurse

as Desk Man

as Rental Car Owner

as Father of Jake

as Mother of Jake

as Young Sister Elizabe...

as Cop No. 1

as Cop No. 2

as Game Attendant

as Marble Man

as Baby Samara

as Max Rourke
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Critic Reviews for The Ring Two

All Critics (191) | Top Critics (43)

May not be a masterpiece, but it has its share of thoughtful little angles.

Full Review… | April 9, 2005
Top Critic

It is like an exercise in cinema mechanics: Images, music, photography and mood conspire to create a sense of danger, even though at any given moment we cannot possibly explain the rules under which that danger might manifest itself.

Full Review… | April 9, 2005
Chicago Sun-Times
Top Critic

A perplexing compound of the silly and the glum.

April 9, 2005
New Yorker
Top Critic

The Ring Two has a great deal of mood and there are some genuinely chilling moments, but weak characters sap it of all strength.

Full Review… | April 25, 2011

Scarier than the first, but not as interesting.

Full Review… | December 29, 2010
Common Sense Media

Feels incomplete and is immensely sloppy, without a lick of sense.

Full Review… | April 29, 2009
Cinema Crazed

Audience Reviews for The Ring Two

Sequel to the superior remake of the Japanese horror flick Ringu (titled The Ring) in North America, this sequel is a painful, unimpressive mess of a horror film. The film was poorly constructed and had no memorable, memorable terrifying jolts that made the first film one of the best remakes in the genre. The Ring Two is a poorly made sequel with a poor plot, bad acting, bad directing and pretty much everything that makes a bad film, bad. The Ring Two was dull, unimpressive garbage that just didn't deliver what the first did, genuine chills. As a horror film, The Ring Two simply doesn't deliver. The script has limitations that prevents the plot to really take off. The acting is terrible with no real performance that stands out. The Ring II was created purely for cashing in on the success of the first, with no apparent thought of trying to create an effective horror film. The end result is a film that fails to tell an effective ghost story, and it ends up being a total mess. As a sequel, The Ring tries to duplicate what the first one did, however the film has nothing interesting to appeal to horror fans. I didn't like the film, and I thought it was an awful film. The Ring Two is yet another sequel that fails to deliver what the first one did, good entertainment. The Ring Two joins many other boring sequels that have failed to deliver the thrills and excitement of the original. As a horror film, this one fails. The plot, directing and acting all are bad; and you'd best avoid this on if you don't want to be disappointed.

Alex roy

Super Reviewer


Not bad in the way it was made, just bad because you get a been-there-done-that feeling.

Eric Alvarez
Eric Alvarez

Super Reviewer


The Ring Two is almost unbearable to watch, it sucked. The storyline was very dull and boring. The cast was exaxtly the same as last time, no big difference. The horrors are cheap redone scares of the first one, nothing new. This movie bored me, and was really stupid.

Jim Careter

Super Reviewer

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